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Need help on brakesBiker tim
Aug 3, 2001 9:13 PM
i need a good set of brake on for my cross and in dont like using a travel agent with V's so any would be help full. right now i am not using STI, i am using bar end shifters and i think that i will use them in the future. thanks
tim
re: Need help on brakesPogliaghi
Aug 3, 2001 11:58 PM
If you want to go the canti route, you can try Redline. I hear they have lots of power and will work with Shimano Aero road levers. Available at Excel Sports, hint use the "browse by brand" pull down menu.
http://www.excelsports.com

If you want to go the V-brake route try DiaTech aka Diacompe:
Diatech 287V Road Brake Levers, specifically designed for v-brakes

Cheapest price, and where I bought mine: Gaerlan's $39.95/pair
http://members.aol.com/travelbybike/brakes/brakes.html

Also available from Lickton's for $51.95
http://www.lickbike.com/i1347150.htm
v-brakes w/ drop barsPogliaghi
Aug 4, 2001 12:06 AM
http://www.phred.org/~alex/bikes/brakes.html
v-brakes w/ drop barsBAM
Aug 4, 2001 6:39 AM
Interesting page. I have many customers using travel agents on older mountian bikes and have never heard of a cable breaking, but the way the cable runs inside the agents pulley if the edge is not smooth it can. Also don`t use braided brake cables, the have too much give (flex) and tend to negate what the travel agent does. Works well with standard brake cables, but I chose not to use them on my Surly simply because I don`t like the bulky appearance. I went with the 287v levers combined with XTR vbrakes. They work well but have a softer feel than mtb vbrake levers, but they still stop as well and I have 2-3 mm between the pads and rim.
v-brakes w/ drop barsJan Gerrit Klok
Aug 4, 2001 11:14 AM
I believe Tektro makes shorter V's for road use.
And I just finished building my spare bike, a Sunn Cycloss. It has Avid Ahorty 5.0's on it, the cheapest in their line. The short test-run was quite impressive.
The pro's often use Spooky-brakes(.nl) or Empella. Spooky's are on my race crosser, but because of use of carbon rims I'm not quite sure about their stopping power.
Please keep me up-to date with good brakes that are actually available, I have some very demanding customers as well...

Greeting from Holland,

Jan Gerrit
Tektro Mini VsMichael Y.
Aug 7, 2001 10:00 AM
I use Tectro Mini Vs on my Surly Cross Check. I paid $12.99 for them at Bike Parts USA:

http://www.bikepartsusa.com/product_info.phtml?p=01-90078

I a big heavy rider and think they stop great. My 105 STI levers provide enough cable pull for them. I have no tire clearance problems. I am using Ritchey Speed Max 30mm on them. I think you could get away with a 35 but not much more. Great brake for the money.
drop bars and brakesToast
Aug 5, 2001 9:58 PM
hey. i'm planning on building up a bike over christmas and the page which has helped me choose was this one... http://tandem-fahren.de/Mitglieder/Christoph_Timm/DropBrakes.htm. he seems to cover most (if not all) of the options.

i'm thinking of going with the strange brakes (linked to on the above site) or with spooky brakes... http://www.spooky-brakes.nl/spooky_index_eng.htm.

apologies if this pages is html laden garbage, if so i'll try again. take care. mark.